I just recently purchased a Nintendo Wii a couple of months ago. The Nintendo Wii console actually has internet channels such as weather, news, Opera Browser, etc.
In order to use the internet on the Nintendo Wii console you must either have a router or a Nintendo Wii Wi-Fi usb stick which plugs into a pc usb port. The reason you need one of the two is because the Nintendo Wii only accepts wireless internet signal.
Well I don't have a router and don't need one so I bought a $30 Nintendo Wi-Fi usb stick for wireless internet connection. To use the net on your Nintendo Wii console your Wi-Fi usb stick must be in a usb port, your pc must be on with an active internet connection, and your Nintendo Wii console must be on as well. [ie: if your pc is off you cannot go on the internet using your Nintendo Wii console]
The Wi-Fi usb stick came with a one foot usb extension cord which you can attach if you want added length or do not want the Usb Stick right at the back of your pc or right at the front either sticking out like a soar thumb.
Well I have an idea... I don't like the usb stick hanging outside of my pc. I actually hate it... It gets on my nerves, and is also very hard to take off at the angle it's at. Well I have 6 port usb pci card in my pc and only one of the ports is internal. I was wondering if it would be alright to put the Wi-Fi usb stick on the 1 foot usb extension cord it came with, and connect that to my internal usb pci card port. That way I can internalize the usb stick without having to ever deal with it really. I have a fully see through acrylic pc case by the way so I don't see why the signal wouldn't travel straight through. [Look at my sig/avatar for my pc case].
The reason I ask if this is alright is because I do not want to ruin any internal pc components. I have no idea if the Wi-Fi usb stick emits some sort of bad signal that can damage my hard drives, power suppy, processor, motherboard, or ram. I have no idea if it would harm anything. But if it did why would it connect directly outside of my pc case which is about the same distance? Makes no sense to me... I dunno maybe some of you know more. Personally I would just connect the Wi Fi stick to the internal usb port on my usb pci card and sit the stick down on the pc case floor. It would be close to components though of course.
What do you all think.
More info of the Wi Fi Stick can be found here: